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Friday, March 27
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
• Showers in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon. High of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. now leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases, with NY having the highest number in the nation. But help is on the way- The USNS Comfort hospital ship is expected to arrive in New York Harbor on Monday.

• The U.S. has charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and 14 others with narcotrafficking, offering a $15 million reward for Maduro’s capture.

• NY state approved technology allowing two patients to share one ventilator, in an effort to address a desperate need as coronavirus cases surpassed 37,000.

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Brooklyn News
• The Brooklyn Community Foundation is launching a Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund to provide resources to those in need.

• A suspected Brooklyn cocaine dealer was released due to ‘filthy’ conditions and coronavirus concerns at federal jail he was held in.

• Councilman Justin Brannan is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to temporarily ban short-term rentals citywide, including ones offered by Airbnb.

• In a letter to the nation’s governors, President Trump said his administration is working on new guidelines for social distancing.

• As the House is expected to vote on the federal coronavirus relief bill, the European Parliament voted to green-light its own emergency funding plan.

• Governors Ball 2020 has been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, will be the voice of the upcoming Disney film ‘Elephant.’
Buzzing Back

• 1n 1979, Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton are married. She is the inspiration behind this song.

• In 1975 pop singer Fergie is born in Hacienda Heights, CA.  She is best known for being the lead singer of this group.

• A writer for the Daily News recommends the U.S. follow Britain’s example by forming “Mother Teresa Patrols” of able-bodied youth to help those in need.

• The Post says coronavirus is killing Joe Biden’s campaign, and making the presidential hopeful look bad.

In the Blogs
• Mayor De Blasio announced the removal of 80 hoops from basketball courts where New Yorkers have consistently failed to follow directive not to engage in team sports.

• A Greenpoint sommelier who got laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is now creating nude paintings of her friends while in quarantine.

Trending in New York
• Rihanna
• #ImAwakeThisLateBecause
• #KickIt1stwin
• #CoronaLockdown
• #TimesUpBiden

• Fred “Curly” Neal, the face of the Harlem Globetrotters for 22 years, died at age 77.

• Amidst a shutdown, the NBA is reducing base salaries by 20 percent for about 100 of the league office’s top-earning executives around the world

Weekend Sports Schedule
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, and NCAA games have been suspended

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Wonderspark Puppets is putting on free live puppet shows every Friday at 11am and is hosting DIY puppet workshops every single day. For more information visit their Facebook page or website.

Real Estate
• A $154.6 million loan for a Brooklyn development site has fallen into default, says Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance.

• For Sale –  99 Kingsland Ave #205, Greenpoint - Generously sized 1 BR, 1 bath apt renovated, LR, common courtyard, parquet hardwood floors, open kitchen layout.  $630,00. Zillow

• For Sale – 316 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach – Legal 1 fam detached brick house. 3BR, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Needs work. Tenant occupied. Drive by only. Do not disturb the tenant. Short Sale. All offers are subject to bank approval.  $1.1M.  Realtor

• Sold – Crown Heights – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 square foot apartment at 773 Eastern Pkwy. for $215,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A new website called Help Main Street aggregates NYC restaurant gift cards in one place.

• Here is a list of restaurants you can order and take out from in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Restaurant ABC’s – New Utrecht
Grade A – Sorrento, 7716 18th Ave. Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade B – Da Vinci Pizza, 6514 18th Ave. Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Orchid Dynasty Restaurant, 7706 New Utrecht Ave. Live roaches present; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Evidence of mice; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Wiping cloths soiled.

• There are no local events of note

• Virtual Online Class – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m – Recovering Your Creativity. Brooklyn Brainery.
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• Virtual Online Class – 7:30 to 9 p.m – Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers. Brooklyn Brainery.






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March 27th, 2020 at 8:57 am

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